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CTCN/The International CCS Knowledge Centre webinar: BD3 CCS Integrated Facility - Technical Capabilities

Date and time: 
Wednesday 11 April 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
CEST

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) applied to large point source emissions is the technology that yields the biggest reduction in CO2 emissions. The International CCS Knowledge Centre’s technical team has the world’s most extensive operational CCS knowledge as they were instrumental in the integration of the CCS facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station (BD3) and over three years of operational experience.

Early in 2018, the BD3’s CCS facility surpassed 2 Million Tonnes of Captured CO2. Along with this significant milestone, the International CCS Knowledge Centre offers, those looking to advance large scale CCS, the benefit of the essential lessons learned, such as: technical and engineering decisions, models and practices that are critical to ensuring success, and avoiding pitfalls and mistakes – ultimately to reduce the cost and risks in order to expediate the CCS deployment to mitigate emissions and take climate action.

Organisation

The International CCS Knowledge Centre’s (the “Knowledge Centre”) mission is to accelerate the global deployment of carbon capture and storage through the advancement of the understanding and use of CCS as a means of managing global GHG emissions. The not-for-profit corporation was established in 2016, by BHP and SaskPower, to provide access to the data, information and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 facility and by incorporating the knowledge and experience from CCS projects elsewhere in the world.

SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 began operation on 2 October 2014 as the world’s first commercial scale coal-fired power plant incorporating amine solvent absorption carbon capture. To this day, it remains the only fully-integrated commercial scale CCS plant on a coal-fired power plant. This has demonstrated that CCS can be deployed on a commercial scale.

Sharing of this knowledge and data is expected to help promote research and reduce the cost and risk associated with new CCS projects around the world.  The Knowledge Centre facilitates, in an advisory role, based on expertise and lessons learned from the Boundary Dam experience.

Through the Knowledge Centre, power producers, industrial emitters, research bodies and others can access the information they need to consider and develop CCS as an option to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  The Knowledge Centre also offers information to governments and NGOs that need it for the enhancement of progress of CCS technology.

Sharing of this knowledge and data is expected to help promote research and reduce the cost and risk associated with new CCS projects around the world. The Knowledge Centre facilitates, in an advisory role, based on expertise and lessons learned from the Boundary Dam experience.

Through the Knowledge Centre, power producers, industrial emitters, research bodies and others can access the information they need to consider and develop CCS as an option to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  The Knowledge Centre also offers information to governments and NGOs that need it for the enhancement of progress of CCS technology.

Presenters

Mike Monea - Currently, Mike is the President and CEO of the International Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre, This new initiative represents a culmination of Mike’s hard work as the president of Carbon capture and storage initiatives at SaskPower where he was in charge of creating and building the world’s first carbon capture plant for a coal electric unit valued at $1.5 billion CDN.  As a world-leading scientist, research and development is a key component in Mike’s mission to help reduce greenhouse gases through CCS technologies. His oversight of a scale-sized Carbon Capture Test Facility has ensured that progress continues to be made with international vendors on post-combustion capture systems. Progress gained in these areas can help reduce costs and advance CCS.

Corwyn Bruce - Corwyn joined the International CCS Knowledge Centre in August 2017 bringing with him his formidable experience working on the Boundary Dam 3 CCS project since early 2009. During this time, he served as both an engineer and a project manager focusing on: building the original business case; scope definition and delivery of the power plant upgrades and capture plant integration; and most recently has spent the past 3 years leading the effort to resolve deficiency and operational issues at the facility. Prior to joining the clean coal initiative, Corwyn spent 5 years with SaskPower leading the control system replacement projects at Poplar River Power Station in 2006 and again in 2008. Previously, he spent 10 years with ABB / Bailey Controls, designing, commissioning and tuning control system upgrades on thermal power plant and industrial facilities in Western Canada.

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